Rapture Red Ale (13 ratings)

All Grain Recipe

Submitted By: Brulosopher (Shared)
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Brewer: Bright Spot Brewing
Batch Size: 11.00 galStyle: American Amber Ale (10B)
Boil Size: 13.65 galStyle Guide: BJCP 2008
Color: 13.0 SRMEquipment: Bright Spot (11 Gal)
Bitterness: 26.1 IBUsBoil Time: 75 min
Est OG: 1.046 (11.5° P)Mash Profile: BRIGHT SPOT - Light to Medium Body
Est FG: 1.007 SG (1.8° P)Fermentation: Ale, Single Stage
ABV: 5.1%Taste Rating: 30.0

Ingredients
Amount Name Type #
12 lbs Pale Malt (2 Row), NW Pale (2.0 SRM) Grain 1
6 lbs Munich Malt - 10L (10.0 SRM) Grain 2
1 lbs Caramel/Crystal Malt - 15L (15.0 SRM) Grain 3
12.00 oz Victory Malt (25.0 SRM) Grain 4
8.00 oz Caramel/Crystal Malt -120L (120.0 SRM) Grain 5
2.96 oz Roasted Barley (UK) (500.0 SRM) Grain 6
0.81 oz Magnum [11.6%] - Boil 50 min Hops 7
1.38 oz Willamette [4.5%] - Boil 15 min Hops 8
1.90 oz Cascade [5.4%] - Boil 1 min Hops 9
1 pkgs San Diego Super Yeast (White Labs #WLP090) Yeast 10

Taste Notes

This is a delicious American-style Red ale that keeps the hops and malt characters in balance. There's something special, to me at least, about San Diego Super Yeast (WLP090), which ferments this beer out nice and clean though leaves just the right amount of residual sweetness. The flavor/aroma blend of Willamette and Cascade hops is killer.

Ratings

A trip down the Amber Road

by Brulosopher

This is an easy beer to go back to numerous times without even noticing. Kegs usually only last less than 2 weeks around my home... this one barely a week. Cheers!

This is an amazingly smooth ale

by hAgGbArT

I love this one. I fermented this in two stages instead of one.
Incredibly smooth and easy to drink. Well balanced and tickles all the tastebuds.
Wish it would last longer, need to brew this one again...

by daehlin

by wandzurab

Did this in a two stage fermentation and talk about a great drinking beer. Easy drinking and impresses all my buddies. Will be doing this more often!

One of the best I've brewed

by bertodyer

This has to be one of the smoothest, best tasting beers I've brewed. My friends bring me their growlers to fill and there's always plenty of compliments when I brew this one.

by lovespies

I've brewed this three times now. Without doubt the best thing I've ever produced

by pellis007

Don't know why but this one took months to come around. Finally after 6-7 months it has become drinkable. It ended up pretty good, but not as good I had hoped. The only change I made was scaling it down to a 5.25 gal batch. I'll give it a try again this season.

Great beer - ? About final hop

by El_Condor

I really enjoy this beer, and my wife is particularly fond of it! One question: why the boil of Cascade for one minute? Why not just add it at flame-out and let it steep a little?

Thanks for the great recipe!

by rickwho

Fermenting Now

by Brewdog

Made a 10 gallon batch. Almost ready to keg! 4-12-15. I'll post results!

A very easy drinking beer!

by beardedone

I brewed this about 4 weeks ago and got it kegged the other day. The wife and I enjoyed a few while watching The Super Bowl last night. Very easy drinker. I like the maltiness followed by the Cascade grapefruit flavor at the end. Next time I think I will add a little more Cascade at the end of boil or maybe even dry hop some cascades.

by yycbros